Never Settle for Average and Catching the Biggest Fish

Big A and Wally
Oct 25, 2022

Remember what it was like as a kid to have a big dream? Maybe you wanted to play in the NBA, or be a famous musician, or build a rocket ship to space. What if you actually took those dreams seriously?

Derek Champagne, serial entrepreneur and author of Don’t Buy a Duck, joins this episode to discuss how you can stop settling for average. He grew up with a dream of being a professional musician, and when he was laughed at by his friends for this dream, he only worked harder to make it a reality. 

Tune in to hear how Derek’s successful journey has helped him reach his goals, learn the value of goals and priorities, and the value of communication.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • Never settle for average. Dream big and go for it.
  • Happy, healthy relationships require regular, open communication. Set aside time to talk about the things that are important to you both.
  • Learn how to lead by setting your priorities straight. It takes courage and quiet to turn off the distractions and gain the clarity you need to know your priorities. 


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About Derek

Derek Champagne is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience developing effective marketing campaigns. He shares his story of growing up from humble beginnings, on stage at the age of three, his years as a Hollywood musician, and his diverse journey to get where he is today.

Derek is the Founder & CEO of The Artist Evolution, a full-service agency building memorable brands, marketing tools, and campaigns for startups to household brands. He is also the author of the best-selling marketing book Don’t Buy a Duck and the host of the popular Business Leadership Series podcast that also airs as a weekly business show on ESPN radio regionally. 

Derek is also a published musician with contributions to soundtracks that have been featured on ABC, MTV, Bravo, E!, and Oxygen.

He has been a member of ISI since 2016. 

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